The rumours are true – Red Velvet member Joy (조이) is currently in a relationship with well-known R&B soloist Crush (real name Shin Hyo Seob, 신효섭)!
In a report published by Sports Chosun earlier today (Monday, 23rd August), the two celebs have allegedly began developing romantic feelings for each other after working together on a single back in May 2020.
The outlet alleged, “The two people (Joy and Crush) who worked together on music recently developed good feelings and became lovers.” Furthermore, it was also stated that both the girl group member and the “Beautiful Life” singer bonded over their love for pets – particularly dogs. Sports Chosun also dished that the duo also “enjoy going on simple dates such as walking their dogs together”.
Crush’s label P-NATION initially responded to the circulating news by commenting, “We are currently checking to see whether the reports of them dating are true.” Meanwhile, the “Psycho” hit-maker’s agency SM Entertainment also relayed a similar statement in addressing the ongoing rumours.
Not long after they released their statements, both their agencies have eventually confirmed that Joy (real name Park Soo Young) and Crush are indeed in a relationship. P-Nation and SM Entertainment stated, “They had a senior-junior relationship, but they recently began dating with good feelings toward each other.”
For those who don’t know, Joy and Crush have previously collaborated on a song called “Mayday”. The idol even appeared in the song’s official music video. Watch it here:
That being said, any ship names that all you fans would like to recommend for this cute couple? “Joy-rush” perhaps?
Update (Monday, 23rd August, 3:30pm):
Sports Chosun have just revealed a couple of pictures showing Joy and Crush going on what appears to be a date with their pet dogs, not too long after the reports surrounding their budding relationship came to light today. According to the portal, the duo met up at the apartment complex in Yongsan, Seoul with their fluffy companions, namely Haetnim and Soymilk.
As seen in one of the images shared by Sports Chosun, they were also spotted donning matching bucket hats as a couple! Check it out here:
Sources: Soompi, Koreaboo, AllKpop.
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